Today's Wonder of the World is...Dr. Seuss!
One hundred five years ago Monday, Dr. Seuss was born into our tiny puffball of a world!
Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Now that we've finished frolicking in the snow (2 days off from school + 1 two hour delay) I'm ready to party! (And then I'll get back to work.)
Flickr photo by UCSC Libs
There were many years in the Ramsey house when we were Dr. Seuss crazy.
I still love his take on the world.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
Amen, Dr. Seuss!
He celebrated the funny things and explored the not so funny things in child friendly ways. Through nonsense.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Let's have a little party in his honor. We'll celebrate in Dr. Seuss style.
We should gather at a Seuss-ish house.
Shall we meet here, at one of Gaudi's houses in Barcelona, Spain?
Flickr photo by Nuray YUZBASI
Or maybe here, at the Bioscleave house in East Hampton, New York.
Photo by Eric Striffler for the New York Times
(You've got to watch the video HERE, in which the architects describe how its strange architecture could actually help people live longer. FASCINATING!)
On your way in, take a walk through the garden.
Watch out! It's a Dr. Seuss world out there!
Are those flowers or shaggy headed creatures?
Flickr photo by Mike Bass
I'm not sure.
What a wide variety.
Look, there's the small...
Flickr photo by bookishbiker
And the tall.
Flickr photo by eytonz
And something in between.
Flickr photo by barbara.irschick
That's a guest!
Other less plant-like guests are arriving too.
Coming in by land...
Flickr photo by badbart
And by sea!
Flickr photo by eye for beauty2007
This one doesn't want to get out of the car.
Maybe he's shy.
Flickr photo by yuandt
Would you like a piece of birthday cake?
Flickr photo by drb1974
Thanks for stopping by!
Aw, don't be sad. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Besides, Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Before you go, tell me, can you think of any other Seuss-ish creatures I left off the invitation list? And what about your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Yertle the Turtle? Horton Hears A Who?
Be sure to take a moment to watch Reverend Jesse Jackson memorialize Dr. Seuss after his death by reading Green Eggs and Ham on Saturday Night Live. The video is a little fuzzy, but it's worth it!
PS. For more Dr. Seuss fun, be sure to hop over to my pal CC's place, HERE!